Thursday, November 16, 2006

I'm trying to keep my spirits up

So, I won't talk about how I gained 1.5 lbs. this week. (Although, it could be because I ate dinner shortly before I weighed in, because I had to take dinner to my mom, because she had foot surgery last week and thanks to her refusal to take it easy, is still in her cast.)

And I won't talk about how I took half a day off from work to put my only sister on a flight to London. And how I didn't cry (!) until two hours later, when I looked at my watch and figured out that she was about to board the plane, and I started praying for her safety and general well-being, and busted out in tears.

So, I'm going to talk about last night.

We didn't make it to Spaghetti Warehouse. We actually only made it to Fazoli's.

But that's OK.

(Sorry for the poor lighting quality of the picture. My batteries were going down, and, according to Amanda, the camera wasn't metering the light correctly.)

Jason, Amanda, Anna Marie, and I headed up to Southaven for dinner, and my dad was on his way home, so he met us. In honor of his birthday the day before, Jason had some turtle cheesecake.

And Anna Marie had spaghetti.

And we went to Target, where I ended up with a new t-shirt on clearance, and a new case for my iPod on clearance.

And now, my only sister is somewhere over the Atlantic in an airplane full of strangers, and I have no idea when we'll hear from her. Her cell phone is on the fritz, and we don't know if it'll work over there or not. She's supposed to email us at her earliest convenience.

But, we won't talk about all that just now.


Donna Boucher said...

I'm sorry about the weight gain. You will take care of that! I have faith in you :o)

Your daughter is a messy Bessy!

Be strong and courageous!
My 17 year old flew to England all by herself last summer. She did just wonderfully. Everything went so well.
Your sister will be fine! And think of the great advemtures she will have!

I hope today is a great day!
I love your new blog look!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence! And for the compliments on the blog.

Yeah, I think sometimes she eats her spaghetti like that ON PURPOSE. She likes seeing just how messy she can get!

Oh, I forgot about your daughter going to England, and I didn't realize she went by herself. How did you manage? I've just been praying that God helps us (that is, those of use stuck here in the states!) get through these next 12 days!

Thankfully, the one who'll miss Amanda the most - Anna Marie - will be very busy the next few days. She has three days at the babysitters because Jason will be cooking turkeys all day Monday in preparation for Tuesday and Wednesday, and then on Thursday we're loading up and driving to GA to my MIL's house. By the time we get back, it will be time for Aunt Manda to be home again!